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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Warm-Season (C4) Grasses Overview

Authors
item Moser, Lowell - UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA
item Burson, Byron
item Sollenberger, Lynn - UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Submitted to: Warm Season Grasses
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: October 25, 2003
Publication Date: September 29, 2004
Citation: Moser, L.E., Burson, B.L., Sollenberger, L.E. 2004. Warm-season (C4) grasses overview. In: Moser, L.E., Burson, B.L., Sollenberger, L.E., editors. Warm-season (C4) Grasses. Agronomy Monographs. 45. p. 1-14.

Interpretive Summary: This is the first chapter in the book 'Warm-Season (C4) Grasses' and it provides an overview of the different topics presented in the book. Rather than discussing the chapters that specifically address the different grass genera and species presented in the book, this chapter covers several topics that relate to warm-season grasses. The topics covered in this chapter are: origin and taxonomy; breeding and improvement; C4 photosynthetic process; growth response to the environment; life cycles; forage quality; adaptation; pests; and agricultural and environmental roles of C4 grasses. As these topics are discussed, different C4 grasses are frequently referenced as examples. The chapter provides the reader with an overview of the subject matter presented in the book.

Technical Abstract: This is the first chapter in the book 'Warm-Season (C4) Grasses' and it provides an overview of the different topics presented in the book. Rather than discussing the chapters that specifically address the different grass genera and species presented in the book, this chapter covers several topics that relate to warm-season grasses. The topics covered in this chapter are: origin and taxonomy; breeding and improvement; C4 photosynthetic process; growth response to the environment; life cycles; forage quality; adaptation; pests; and agricultural and environmental roles of C4 grasses. As these topics are discussed, different C4 grasses are frequently referenced as examples. The chapter provides the reader with an overview of the subject matter presented in the book.

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